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this ed -- brings us to the end of this edition of "inside story." thanks for being with us. in washington, i'm ray suarez. >> on "america tonight," the tipping point. more clashes and bloodshed in ukraine. the elevated warnings from u.s. to russia to stand down. also tonight: the search for relisha. the search for her disappearance. one man's call on the air waves, that relisha is somewhere out there, waiting to come home. >> i saw her picture and it warms my heart. >> and chest pique bay.
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>> i've worked these waters for 40 years and i've seen a lot of changes not any of them good. >> a new challenges challenge. >> good evening everyone, joie chen is on assignment, i'm adam may. >> ukraine, southern port city of odessa, the deadliest day in ukraine, since the ousting of you viktor yanukovych. an attempt to reclaim eastern cities from pro-russian separatists.
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>> as forces battle to regain erin ukraine territory, more are dead and the region is further engulfed had flames. riot police overwhelmed in donetske, fell back, letting a pro-russian mob take over the office of the state prosecutor. moscow claims these are ordinary activists. kyiv charges at the very least, russia is pulling the strings, and some of those in the back are be russians, is at least two ukrainian helicopters were shot down by missiles today and two pilots killed. further evidence says kyiv of russian military involvement. well beyond the capabilities of, quote, civilian activists.
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and violence spread to the southern port city of oh decembe odessa.journalists reported fighting between pro-russian and pro kyiv supporters. more than 30 died there most apparently by smoke inhalation. in the flash city of slovyansk, the focus of insurgency, part of what kyiv says is a continuing anti-terror operation. late tonight, there were reports of new fieghtd nea owners -- fighting near the bridge . pro-russian separatists have seized 17 buildings in the ukraine. meeting with german chancellor angela merkel, a key ally,
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president obama said the only solution would be a are facing increasing costs as well as growing isolation. diplomatic and economic. >> these are dangerous days for ukraine and for all of us. >> reporter: at the u.n. yet another security council meeting to discuss the emergency situation in ukraine. >> if from western allies the language was not very diplomatic. >> the scale of russian hypocrisy is breath taking, reaffirms our assessment that the arnold groups in east ukraine include professionals funded equipped and directed by russia. >> russia may have the power to
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instigate fear, but as we have said in this chamber before it cannot veto the truth. >> by night fall odessa was back in the hands of pro-kyiv troops. supporting activists had been bussed away. it was a small success of the central government in kyiv, one of the few it's had in weeks . despite american assistance. >> the situation unfolding in odessa is quite alarming. i can imagine where it will go. what do we know right now? >> it's very unsettling. a [ commercial commercial commercial commercial commercial
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commercial ] [ >> and that is indeed a very significant number and one wonders how moscow responds to this. >> the implications and impact of this and what this can lead to, this is gross escalation of the violence there here. >> there is already a huge swath of the eastern ukraine are already in violence coffin flict with these armed militia groups. we heard today the u.s. and its allies within its numbers there are in the very least russian agents if not more. the downing of the helicopters that is not something the preysful -- the peaceful civilian activists could undergo on their een. own. they are having a referendum
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from, quote unquote independence from ukraine. the conditions in the country particularly the east would make both votes extremely difficult. the risk is, say analysts, that between may 11th, assuming that there is a vote, in support of independence for that region, that russia then decides to move its troops into eastern ukraine, in, quote, support of this newly independent and fragile state. >> very fral iej, indeed -- fragile, indeed. "america tonight," sheila macvicar, thank you. the search for eight-year-old relisha rudd. man later turned up dead and now it's been weeks since an exhaustive search ever a nearby park. community push even a radio show
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that is did caited to bringing -- dedicated to bringing that girl home. "america tonight"'s are lori jane gliha reports. >> every night monday through friday, keith warren has an appointment on the air. >> there are some things had a need to be aired out tonight . i want to hear from my listeners. >> the washington, d.c. father is the host of a self-produced online blog-talk radio show dedicated to what happened to relisha rudd, the d.c. sweetheart that's been missing since march. >> what is it about relisha's case that touched you? >> the mini saw her smile from her picture, it melted my heart. the little kid who had the prettiest smile it will the
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funniest laugh, it melts my heart. >> for years he was a wrestler went by the named "crucifix." he hosted a regular wrestling radio program with a few hundred faithful followers each week. but when he thrernd learned the discovery relisha rudd, a homeless girl living in a shelter, hit home. his own cousin went missing in 2010. >> just like my cousin's case, she vanished without a trace. it was mysterious. when the police started asking for citizens help i had to jump right in. >> warren put his tuf guy wrestling persona on hold. he broadcasts from this
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facility where he is recovering from an injury. now he place relisha's favorite music and takes comments and questions from listeners. >> i hope that this little girl will be found alive, well and healthy. >> he tackles the tough questions surrounding relisha's disappearance. >> what do you think happened to relisha rudd? >> i think she's still alive and i really think that she's around here somewhere. >> the show has become so popular he said, even her own be relevance hav relatives have called in. >> her lack ever emotion when she speaks publicly.
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>> i don't have any more tears to put out. i feel dehydrated. i'm tired of driemg about my daughter. >> he's happy do find a cause to help the community. he hopes he can give relish a a big welcome home hug. he'll keep broadcasting, doing his best to bring her home. >> what if they don't find relisha? >> i'll do whatever it takes. i want to be sure relisha is found. by whatever means is necessary. >> you will never give up? >> never give up do or die, what i always say. >> with us tonight, "america "america tonight"'s lori jane gliha. are people listening to this show? >> it is interestings, whether he was doing his wrestling show,
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300 to 800 a week, but when he did his find relisha show, it was up to 3,000 listeners. there's definitely an interest from the community, people really care about this girl, they want to know what happened to her. they want to bring her home. >> people finding the way to get the information through the internet radio show, what about the police? have they released any information about the case? >> it's been weeks since three did massive search where they had volunteers come out. i asked them what is the status of the case, they continue to say they are dedicated to trying to bring relisha home. but they haven't given details on what they're doing. i asked them to listen to this show, family members that might have information that would be interesting they would not say whether or not they have detectives listening. >> do they say it's a cold case
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or they have it open? >> i don't think they'll call it a closed case. they have been doing regular things in the community to bring people out and to make sure this case stays alive. >> the case desperate for new leads right now. "america tonight"'s lori jane gliha, thank you. after the break, crime in camden today. >> we realize that the solutions that playing our city, the social inquit inequities, that cause crime to occur are not going to be solved by our pistol and our handcuffs. >> there's more to it next. and later, down by the bay. where the clean waters used to flow. all the businesses used to revolve around the water business and now that the water business is in the decline, then the other businesses are in the decline. >> the bid to berry
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back the >> the debate that divides america, unites the critics, a reason to watch al jazeera america the standout television event borderland, is gritty honesty. >> a lot of people don't have a clue what goes on down here, the only way to find out, is to see it yourselves. >> taking viewers beyond the debate. >> don't miss al jazeera america's critically acclaimed series borderland on al jazeera america also available on demand
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>> it's been called the most
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dangerous city in america. camden new jersey, a city sinking under crime, poforts and poverty and corruption. tonight there is more to it. while the city is not out of trouble, the results of those reforms are pretty dramatic. while it looked like fun, kids playing at a block party in camden, new jersey there were undertones of fear when we visited here last summer. these families live in one of the you country's most dangerous cities. are nearly everyone here affected by violence. >> i lost a sister, a stepson. a grandson. and i lost a cousin. through violence. >> maria be reyes showed us three make shift memorials. they looked like miniature lot.
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>> this is where obie was shot at, my grandson's best friend. this young man right here, it was a good friend of his too, they were both killed right here. >> born and raised in north camden, reyes laments the changes. >> camden was so sweet. you walked down in camden, people on our side, we used to live with -- leave our doors open. our police on the sidewalk, you can't do that now. >> camden is a snapshot of urban decay in america. but a population of 77,000, camden has lost more than one-third of its residents since 1950. rated the poorest city in america, more than half of
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camdenites can, its effect deadly. just before we arrived, a woman was shot in her living room, the bullet came right through her window. camden, more than 170 open air drug markets serving users who mostly lift in the suburbs. compounding the problem was a corrupt and ineffective police force. ill-equipped to handle the epidemic of crime. be and rampant absent absenteeism. >> camden police chief scott thompson just oversaw what was called the biggest police overhaul in the u.s. too broke, it fired all of its 240-plus officers, dissolved the force. and let the county replace it with a bigger, cheaper police
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department. thoms rehired some -- thompson rehired some veteran officers but mostly, took on new recrudes. >> we had 30% absent absenteeism on any given day. the cops that you did work were home and were ordered in, so that we could have minimum staffing levels to be able to provide some type of service out there. and so it just -- it wasn't a sustainable position. >> during crime-filled night shifts there were barely a dozen cops patrolling the entire city and not enough to handle 911 calls during the day. the handover was controversial. some drernts, community activists and the union
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activists, charged it was union busting and ill conceive, but the cam den police department pushed ahead, many veterans chose not to apply. many came from the suburbs. critics claim young rookies like him lack the experience and skills to deal with camden's tough streets. but police say the figures suggest otherwise. since the police department's reorganization, crime is down, in every major category, except arson. shootings dropped by almost half. >> how you doing, sir? >> backing up the boots on the ground is a high tech surveillance system. hundreds of closed circuit cameras track incidents in hot spots. >> we had a fight that was brewing, our officers were monitoring this. and as they -- they already have units starting over towards this area. this individual he just pulls
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out a handgun and he is going to shoot this individual and blow away, bang. this guy takes off, nobody calls police. since we had observed this, we were able to see this individual getting into the car and pull off. in ten, 15 seconds we're going ohave the cavalry come down and locate this individual and arrest the suspects. >> under the new department, camden has more officers on the street, 400 will be on the streets after the academy graduation. people like to see more blue on the block but others tie issue on police tactics. >> you can't ride bikes without lights. >> i got a ticket for riding without a helmet, riding on the sidewalk. there's not too many places we can ride bikes out here.
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>> you think the new police are too strict? >> yeah. >> i had no doubt when my son was born. i saw all cops, presence, daytime nice and everything i don't see much people in the corner drug dealers and all that. so their presence was good but then after two weeks of me like living in here they just harassing people. >> really? >> yes, they harassing people. >> just because a kid is a teenager and he on the corner doesn't mean he's on drugs, okay? he could be waiting for somebody. he could be lost, ask him nicely why are you in the corner? if he get smart with you then it's different. if the kid is not getting smart with you, why get on the kid? why? >> it's friday night. and sergeant victor diaz is heading out on the night shift . it isn't long before a you call
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call comes in report of shots fired near a notorious housing project. cops there, looking for shooting, injuries, diaz explains there was virtual no police presence here before the new force took over. in one of camden's toughest sections, whitman park, a camera posted outside the store offers security . not the cruiser nor the being security would be seen before the change, it would be teeming with drug dealers, before, but make make winning this war seem difficult.
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>> the social inequities that really cause crime the occur are not going to be fixed with our pistol and our pair of handcuffs. so what we are looking to do with this is to empower the community, to not feel imprisoned in their own homes. to leave their doorstep, come onto their front step and let their kids play in front of their homes. but to be able to do that we have to provide a secure environment for that. >> joining me is scott thompson. what do you think of the numbers, you have obviously seen major declines in crime. >> yes, more importantly, we are having an impact on the gun violence plaguing our streets. where we stand as of today we've got gun violence down over 35%. and more importantly we have less acts of flagrant crimes that are occurring on our streets as well. >> how critical is that to the success of the overall of the
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particularly, that you're not going after the flagrant crime but nuisance crime as well? >> quality of life affects more citizens than violent crime does. most of our violent crime is a subterranean culture, soldier on soldier, virtual our victim and perpetrator does. quality of life issues for people, in fact the people that live in the community, that's what's been negatively defining their lives for years. so in addition to suppressing the flagrant crime that has been precluding children from playing on the streets or people from walking to the corner store, what we're also doing is, addressing the issues that are keeping people up at night. and what we're seeing is a tremendous response from the community. and whether the people are leaving their homes and they're occupying their front steps and walk to the corner store and
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their children are playing out in front, what we see is a tipping point where there are more good people in the street than bad people in the street. >> what needs to happen in order for camden to change its reputation? >> there's a holistic approach that's going on in camden. it's not just a police fix. so -- >> are you talking about jobs and education and a lack of opportunity there? there's so few businesses. i was personally stunned by walking around camden at the limitations that there are for people to find jobs. >> it's absolutely correct. so when you look at the city having the poverty rate we have the dropout rate in the school the public health issues there has to be a multipronged approach to this and we do have that going on right now in our city.
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so we're hoping that the gains that we're putting forward with public safety are going to serve as catalysts to the issues of public education and public employment as well. >> if you would real quickly, we're almost out ever time. i understand there's a new program out there, possibly one of the first of the kind in the nation a neighborhood are watch. will you tell me what that is? >> it's i cam, community network. it's the people in the neighborhoods are able to access a static panoramic photo of what camera. it will redirect the camera and more importantly they will have life chat with the analyst that will give immediate action to the issue and on top of that give immediate feedback to the people.
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>> that sounds interesting. we might head back to camden to take a look at that program. thank you for having us. >> thank you for having me. >> borderland, athe realities of illegal immigration. >> father helps the six prepare for their trek, showing them where to buy water, food and blankets to keep them warm at night . beings. >> it's expensive but a good idea. >> it sounds really disgusting to be here. this is a little cosm of money. 90% of their income is generated from migration, you're profiting from these people, charging them, upcharging them. you encourage mieg troonts go
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migrants to go on with this journey so you can make money. >> among migrants, camouflage clothing is particularly sought after, as there are other items they hope will prevent detection from the u.s. border patrol. >> what these are are shoe covers. like with my shoes, deep lugz, when you walk through desert you'll see a distinct footprint. you are able to see these, if you put these on you're not going to see that. >> if the desert trek is an angst-ridden pursuit for men, it is more for women. father takes the women in the group to a nich nearby pharmacy. >> the fact that women are
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putting shots because they know they're going to get raped, we have to understand the kind of sacrifices that people are willing to make in order to have a better life. >> it's sick to know that as a woman, not only do you have to worry about getting sick, break an ankle, you also have to worry about being raped. this world is an evil world. >> back at father's church gary and randy show a map how many have died in troalings how far they've walked. >> this is three days out, three
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days out. so the first day don't kill you, it's the third day that kills you. >> to understand all the club culpablities, it's hardly a crime in this respect. >> all the way through these people have been taken advantage of for money. these are all dollar signs. >> the next dramatic episode of borderland, sunday night at 9:00 eastern right here on al jazeera america. coming up next. saving the chesapeake. >> it's huge, a 64,000 square mile watershed. we're not just trying to restore this water body, this is the end product, we're trying to restore the waters and creeks that drain into it. it's a big job. >> the political divide over the
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attempt to clean up the bay, why >> award winning producer and director joe berlinger exposes the truth. >> our current system has gone awry... >> a justice system rum by human beings, can run off the rails. >> sometimes the system doesn't serve and protect, and the innocent pay the price. what goes wrong? >> it's a nightmarish alternative reality, sometimes you can't win... >> an original investigative series. when justice is not for all... the system with joe beringer only on al jazeera america
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>> welcome back. now a snapshot of stories make headlines on "america tonight." investigators in queens, new york are trying to figure out what caused a subway train to derail. filled with 1,000 passengers when it suddenly jumped the tracks. police in minnesota say they have foiled a teen's laboratory and potentially deadly plot to, quote, kill as many as possible. the teen now identified as john ledo doux, allegedly tried to set off bombs, bomb making equipment as well
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as a cache ever weapons inside his home. the cdc says mers has turned up in the u.s. for the first time. mers first showed up two years ago. all of the victims have ties to the middle east or someone who has traveled there. that virus has been found in camels and officials don't know how it's spreading to humans. to your knowledge the chesapeake bay, president obama calls it a national treasure but with time that treasure has tarnished. toll. there is a plan to clean up the bay and improve water quality. not signing very controversy but turning out -- controversial but turning out to be. cleaning out the chesapeake is a growing focus of debairt. "america
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tonight"'"america tonight" sheila macvicar reports. >> i've worked on this water for 40 years, i've seen a lot of changes and not any of them very good. >> the chesapeake bay, the nation's largest estuary, are over the years daife dave kerwin has seen the bay overwhelmed by a combination of fing agricultural runoff. >> used to be grass, when i was a kid grass would be all the way across it back in the '60s. when they started using fertilizer, started stepping out of agriculture and the runoff that's what killed you all the grasses. >> will baker of the environmental group chesapeake bay foundation says the same. >> we are talking about fin
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fish, shellfish, wetlands, the water clarity, the dissolved oxygen in the water, the way the bay supports recreation, tourism even property values. so the system is degraded. it's a system dangerously out of balance. >> the polluted waters of the chesapeake bay are polluting more than the fish. they are also changing local fishing communities, rock hall, on maryland's eastern shore. >> rock haul is changing from a acquaint fishing villages, all the businesses used to revolve around the water business. when the water is in the decline the other business is in the decline. >> since 1972 the clean water act has governed the integrity of u.s. waters. the act requires that american waters be fishable and swimmable swimmable. >> the clean water act requires states to monitor all their
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waters and determine which ones are meeting clean water criteria, which ones don't. the ones that don't go on an impaired water list some calls a dirty waters list. >> chesapeake bay, a place home to 17 million people in six states. but these states have failed in over 30 years to clean up the bay. there were numerous voluntary agreements olimit pollution over those years but without a threat of penalty to be paid there was nothing that forced compliance. in 2009, the nonprofit chesapeake bay foundation, sued the epa for its failure to enforce the clean water act. then president obama signed an executive order declaring the chesapeake bay a national treasure and calling on the epa to restore it. >> this is kind of the end product.
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we're also trying the restore all the rivers and creeks that drain into it. it's a big job. >> the epa managed for first time to get agreement from the watershed states to row in the same direction. it set limits on the maximum amount of pollutants a body of water can receive and still meet water quality standards. and a deadline: a clean bay by 2025. >> it took epa to come in and say, this is the law of the land. we are going to set limits. we're going to give you the flexibility. but if you don't meet two-year milestones, there will be consequences to pay. and all of a sudden, everybody started to take it more seriously. >> reporter: one group that took it seriously might surprise you. 21 states, most of them thousands of miles away from the chesapeake bay who joined an effort to stop the epa. states like alaska, kansas, utah and south dakota, they're brief
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states that if this cleanup is left to stand overt watersheds including the mississippi river basin could be next. south dakota is a long way from the chesapeake bay. why do you care about the state of the chesapeake bay? >> it's very simple. what the epa is doing can very much have an effect on south dakota and frankly all the massachusetts river states. we are a mississippi river state. you are affecting over 30 states and i can assure you what the epa is doing, the unprecedented encroachment on states rights, that's why 21 state attorney general have said you've gone too far epa. >> the epa says it has no intention of applying this nine else. it comes out of a specific set of circumstances. why don't you believe them? >> i don't believe them, they are setting a precedence. they are encroaching on what are
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traditionally state's rights. when you look at the clean water act, it's very clear what its manchester are anmandates are as limits are. >> there's something in this country called the clean water act. all the epa is doing is enforcing the federal clean water act. >> but the 21 states disagreed and joined a lawsuit filed by the american farm bureau and groups like the fertilizer institute and the national chicken council to stop the epa. >> we led the charge so we feel pretty strongably the lawsuit. >> -- strongly about the lawsuit. >> what seemed to some like power play by the federal government. >> basically what the farm bureau is argue is the epa has overstepped. >> has greatly overstepped the limits of its clean water authority. and at the expense of state authority to make those types of
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decisions. but they're intensely local decisions with intensely local implications. and more important than why we think it's bad policy is the fact that congress, when it wrote the clean water act, specifically withheld this type of authority over local land use decisions from epa about. disagreed. saying the epa was within its rights to move forward with the plan. >> the judge who ruled on this already, called it the finest example of cooperative federalism she'd ever seen. >> the farm bureau is appealing. however, the legal battle plays out, the stakes are high. the water men fear pollution will destroy their livelihood. farmers on the bay fear the fight against pollution could destroy theirs. >> since the dawn of time people have needed fertilizer to grow their crops.
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several years ago, they were still using animal waste to grow their crops which is essentially fertilizer. >> some growing almost to the edge of the water but not quite. not anymore. >> the creek's right over here on the other side much those trees and you can -- of those trees and can you see the wetlands, the marsh grass over there. >> today he plants bumper strips at the water's edge to contain the nutrient runoff which to the bay means pollution. >> right to those grasses you would have farmed to that limit. >> i would say six or seven years, maybe about ten years ago, this is how far we would have farnld. >> and you would have been putting fertilizer and pesticide everything right here. >> that's right. >> the amount of chemicals used at the family farm are vastly reduced than they were in the past.
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>> the bottom line here, you don't want to use as many as you absolutely have to. >> he doesn't need a federal agency to tell him how to manage his farm. >> the true impact of what we're doing with the bumper strips might not be felt for ten years. >> it's difficult for people to realize some things can't be changed overnight. >> but epa's jeff corbin says 30 years is long enough owait. >> we have been doing this for about 30 years. >> the legal battle play well end up in the supreme court. >> what will the impact be on the bay if the epa loses this lawsuit? >> we're talking about a lot less jobs. we're talking about pollution that affects people's health, swimming is already risky at alternative times of the year. it will only become more risky. we're talking about drinking water problems. we're talking about contaminanted
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seafood. >> water men like dave kerwin, there's little hope that warring parties will ever get it right. >> politics and pollution, i don't have the answer but i don't think the bay's ever going to come back to where it was in the 60s or 70s. i don't know whether it's possible today. >> sheila macvicar, al jazeera, are chesapeake bay. >> she was the out spoken spokesperson for women's rights. we're talking about gloria steinem. >> sits down with taw "talk to l jazeera."
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>> gla gloria steinem has been battled for equality for women. but steinem believes the war against women is still raging and far from over. tonight, a preview her conversation with al jazeera's stephanie sy. >> let's talk about first world problems against third world programs. we've talked about the pray gap, yet there are places where a woman can't leave home wurt without being stoned. or what is the root of what's working against women? >> i 30 we share the root and it -- i think we slayer the root
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and it takes -- share the root and it takes different forms. we control reprowngs if you want to control the, ownership of children and so on you have to restrict the freedom of women. >> is that a biological instincts that men have? >> no, of course not. it was not like that for 95% of human history, until patriarchy appeared on the scene. and it's greatly increased by racism or caste or class. if you have a race you want to keep pure, quote unquote, and keep on the top, then you have to doubly control who women have children with. so the women of the so-called superior group are restricted and the women of the so-called inferior group are exploited in
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order to produce cheap labor. but both are suffering from a lack of ability to control their own bodies and decide when and where to have children. >> violence against women is really cross cultural and it is at staggering levels. adults worldwide have strangled or aborted 160 million female girls because they wanted a boy. or sold into sexual slavery. why is violence against women cross cultural if you are saying it doesn't have a biological roots? everywhere? >> first of all it isn't absolutely everywhere. there are some matrilineal structures, patriarchism was a system, the justification for the colonization of african and north america was profound
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racism that people could not be adapt to the future. you were almost doing them a favor, you know, to eliminate them. >> what role does religion have it in? >> usually bad, right? not always but -- >> can you expand on that? >> well, because i'm differentiatindifferentiating rd spirituality when i say that. but what happened historically seems to be that the original spiritual systems in which god was seen as all living things gradually changed. so god was withdrawn from nature to make it okay to conquer nature and withdrawn from women to make it okay to conquer women. >> so in other words god became used as a method to control? >> well god looks suspiciously like the ruling class. i mean how come -- >> and also happened to be always depicted as a man. >> that's what i mean.
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i mean jesus with blond hair and blue eyes in the middle of the middle east, please. >> you can watch gloria steinem on saturday. one brave young woman and her unprocessed case of rape. >> honestly, the law enforcement response was worse than the rape. i was justing interrogated, as if -- just interrogated as if i was a suspect myself. they kept saying, you know you can go to jail if you make this up right? you're not just wanting attention yourself right? >> as her attackers still run free, correspondenting lori jane gliha investigates, that's monday coming up here on "america tonight." ahead this hour, the final
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>> finally tonight, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the u.s. but despite the encouraging number of successful treatments still about one in every eight women in the u.s. will develop breast cancer in your lifetime. there is stilt no cure but there have been some discoveries that have come fairly close. the award winning program decoding annie parker, tells about one. the story of two women covering discovering a cure. i have to ask about the clock there. >> clock marked at 12
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minutes, how often a woman dice of breast cancer. >> loosely based on the life of ann parker really to me it could be ann doe, because it's an amalgam of many women stories that i've -- women's stories that i have come across. ann has rc 1 gene, gives you pre preresponsibility, the woman who carry the brcca, superobstacles of things to come. >> the story of annie parker whose family has, been devastated by cancer. two very big stories about it.
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the widely publicized decision by movie star an angelina jolie, to have a double mastectomy when it was discovered she did carry the gene. the supreme court decision this summer, the coincidence that his movie would be released at this time, be bernstein acknowledges couldn't have been more striking. >> its a tragic serendipity, i'd hate to call it luck because it's someone else's tragedy. it's great because it's given a platform to do genuine luck. >> what do you hope to do with the film? is it a call to action? >> it's multiple things i hope to do with the film. in one part it is a political piece, in that i would like
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people to know more about the suffering that so many women have to endure. there's half a million women with breast concern and bcr 1 gene, the morbidity is somewhat around 81%, a profound tragedy and likely that you'll pass it on to your progeny and they too will pass it on to thairsd. it's a very serious illness, i want people to know about that. but it's not just the political aspect that's interesting to me. i really do want to humanity. it is a piece of art, finally. and i want to exm examine what happens to us in moamghts of cries and how it binds us together in moments of crisis. there's mary claire king's story about her research for 15 years and ann parker's story about her
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illness and suffering for 15 years. skepticism. >> that's right. when mary claire king began her research in the late '60s early '70est, she thought it was caused by environment not genetics. she spent 15 years of her life, are researching what everyone thought she wouldn't happen. and ann, she survived. they both believed in something. >> maybe it doesn't merit what we had faith in as long as it is faith in something. >> so it it's a study of faith d how faith sustains us. >> that's it for us on "america tonight," have a great weekend.
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